The first references we have from the existence of a Pharmacy in Aribau 18 are from May 1917. A booklet from Dr. Falgueres confirms that already on that date there was a pharmacy. Therefore, we have already celebrated in Farmàcia i Ortopèdia Aribau 18 the centenary of pharmaceutical activity in this location.
Later they had some more incumbents, until in 1940 the pharmacist Maria Massó Costa bought the pharmacy. Person kind, respected and loved, acquired the Farmàcia i Ortopèdia Aribau 18 just after the Civil War, with all the complexity that time represented.
After a while, his son, Dr. Joaquim Franquesa Massó, received the Farmàcia i Ortopèdia Aribau 18. His knowledge as a doctor and pharmacist were very appreciated by all the customers, who trusted him blindly. After his death in 2008, María Mercedes Franquesa Massó, his sister, took over the business. The dedication and charisma that she transmits to our clients is impossible to overcome. In 2014, at 81, he decides to retire. Although he still frequents the Farmàcia i Ortopèdia Aribau 18 and has long conversations with many of the clients who still love and admire her for decades.
The third generation is Maria Salgado Franquesa , working in the pharmacy since 1997 as a pharmacist and orthopaedist. Without a doubt she has become the alma mater and reference person for Pharmaceutical Care, for her knowledge and constant training in all areas of pharmacy and alternative therapies. Together with her husband, Victor Solé Freixa, also pharmacist and co-owner of the pharmacy, they reinvented the concept of their pharmacy forming a magnificent team of young pharmacists and assistants with high specialization in fields such as Orthopaedics, personal image, dietetics, nutricosmetics and alternative therapies. A lot of effort has been put into maintaining the prestige, quality and commitment that have always characterized this pharmacy.
Farmacia Franquesa Solé’s image has recently been renovated, incorporating a new line of orthopaedics specialized in sports, going to so called pharmacy and orthopaedics Aribau 18. In addition to making reforms in the pharmacy changing it completely, it is reborn with a new visual image and a deep specialization of the team.
Oscar Solé Salgado, the fourth generation, is studying a pharmacy degree and learning the business during weekends. Surely it will mark the near future!
The Aribau 18 pharmacy team
Oscar Solé Salgado
Paola Jiménez Romero
Always optimistic and a professional in personal image
Yessi Jiménez Romero
María Salgado Franquesa
Victor Solé Freixa
Maria Mercedes Franquesa Massó
Master and mother of the team